Mercado de la Merced

Top choice market in Mexico City

This gigantic market, Mexico City's largest, occupies four whole blocks dedicated to the buying and selling of daily needs, with photogenic displays of spices, chilies and every fresh Mexican foodstuff imaginable, from ant larvae to candied fruit. There is an atmospheric eating area with all varieties of fresh tacos, moles and tlacoyos. A worthwhile cultural and sensory experience, even if you buy nothing.